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Teaching Team

 Sharon Kilmister - Qualified Registered Teacher - Timatanga Team Leader - Under Twos 
I began at Tui Napier Rd when it opened in May, 2007 and have a Diploma of Teaching, ECE. My own childhood allowed me to experience the wonders of nature through every day life on the farm. I was fortunate enough to be able to provide these same experiences for my children and it is an area of my practice that I like to promote and share with the children here at Tui Nestlings.

    Alisha Erskine - Qualified Registered Teacher - Twos 
I have a Diploma in Teaching, ECE and have recently completed my teacher registration. I have been a member of the Tui whanau since 2012 when I began relieving across all 5 Tui centres. Since then I found a permanent place here at Tui Nestlings with the two year olds. I love learning alongside the tamariki and sharing in the early years of their life long learning journey.

  Yuko Reiri - Qualified Registered Teacher - Twos
I have my Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching from Hawaii and a Postgrad in ECE. I have been working for Tui since 2011 and have took a new role early 2018 by joining the Nestlings team. I am Japanese with an American background, and have lived in New Zealand for 9 years. I love my own culture as well as other cultures. Last year I completed Level 4 of Te Ara Reo at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa O Papaioea. Working with children has always been my passion and I love being a part of the children’s learning. 

  Sam Hainsworth - Teacher in Training - Under Twos
I began at Tui Napier Rd in February 2018 and I am in my second year of studying towards a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). I grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe and am very fortunate that I get to raise my two sons on a lifestyle block in Halcombe. Sharing nature with tamariki is a passion of mine alongside cooking and it is part of my teaching practice. Being able to share your child’s learning journey with you, is a privilege and a special part of my teaching journey.
    Saihinnar Yunus - Teacher Aide - Under Twos
I began as a reliever in all the Tui Childcare centres in 2012, then becoming a permanent member of staff at Nestlings towards the end of that year. I particularly enjoy working with babies along with my colleagues, contributing to their well being through nurture and care while on their learning journey at Tui.

  Maegan Welsh - Teacher Aide 
I have been a reliever across three Tui centres since I started working here in 2017. I am in the process of applying for a Bachelor of Teaching and will start my studies in February 2019. I am a qualified lifeguard and swim instructor. I have lived in two other countries, Canada where I was an Outdoor Education Instructer and England where I was a nanny to two children. I like working with babies and toddlers, helping them grow and develop into strong and loving children.